By Stephen Knoll
A lot of the sports might be on hold, but the Seymour track team was able to get in a meet before the blizzard hit.
Traveling over to Waupaca the Thunder faced off with Waupaca, Shawano Community, and Clintonville.
Seymour handled the competition well with both the boys and girls squads taking first place overall.
Thunder athletes filled out the top five or ten at a lot of the events, usually having one or two names hit the top three.
Jenna Krause and Joey Coonen each took second place in the 100 meter dash, each just a few milliseconds out of first place.
Josh Krause wasn’t too far behind his teammate coming in third just a touch behind Coonen.
The boys 110 meter hurdle came down to a photo finish with Seymour’s Dyllan Zakrzewski just barely edging out Shawano’s Brandon Zoll. Zakrzewki also beat out Zoll in the 300 meter hurdles, but had a few seconds on his rival that time.
Samantha Eisch came in at third in the girls 1600 meter run to earn the Thunder some valuable points, while Riley Volkman took first in the boys run coming in almost 30 seconds ahead of the next runner.
Seymour relay teams cleaned house in Waupaca taking first place in three of the events.
Lauren Rottier claimed the top spot in the 200 meter dash, followed closely behind by teammate Jenna Krause.
No Thunder took first in the boys 200 meter dash, but Caden Moede, Josh Krause, and Devin Ver Voort rounded out second, third, and fourth place to hoard more points for Seymour.
On the field events side of the meet Seymour was having similar success against the competition.
Rottier got another first place honor in the high jump, while Logan Mattson and Jadin Schuettpelz took second and third in the boys side.
Rottier grabbed first place once more at the pole vault, coming just ahead of fellow Thunder Erin Schuh.
A pair of Thunder, Ty Witthuhn and Cayden Waller, took first and second place respectively in the triple jump to keep Seymour’s dominance going.
Things are still up in the air on when Seymour’s next track meet will be, but the Thunder will look to keep the momentum going.
Dyllan Zakrzewski with the lead in the 300m high hurdles on his way to another first place finish. – Photo by Jazmyne Zakrzewski
By Stephen Knoll